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Old 10-10-2008, 07:54 PM
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Job We Just Completed

This job was a complete makeover. This is a new home GC just threw down some rye on clay . We started by removing all sod and adding 60 ton of top soil, hydro-seeding. Excavted to left of driveway around 20' allowing more parking installing crusher run. Bulit 2 walls with steps then first wall, steps and ped. to front door. Rear wall steps with sidewalk to deck steps. I had to put a 2" slope to sidewalk to match deck steps. Rear yard we scraped and placed 200 ton of fill from neighbors yard graded and seeded. turned out to be a nice job, H/O was great to work with and is going to do his own planting.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:18 PM
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How many walls is that Mike ...

Steps have inconsistent bottom rise>?
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:39 PM
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2 walls 1 in front yard and 1 in back yard. Black top will go even with first step later. Or base will be pulled back depending on what h/o wants. Pics dont show but there is fall from both walls out in to drive way.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:59 PM
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stairs stacked directly on top of each other?

Looks good though.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:44 PM
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Pedistal method, a ton of buried block.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:52 PM
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so you used the double block then a standar and then a coping for this method then stacked back from there on the stairs fromt he bottom layer.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:02 PM
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so you used the double block then a standar and then a coping for this method then stacked back from there on the stairs fromt he bottom layer.
Okey, 1 wall had 7 steps. I went back in on base course 7 block deep 3 block wide. Set cap on # 1 block for first step, set secnd course the whole way back and so on. Other words 7th step had 21 blocks, 6th had 18, 5th-15, 4th -12, 3rd-9, 2nd -6, first step 3 block. Total of 84 block plus blck in head walls. No stepping back in to bank, excavted area around 10' deep x 6' wide.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:04 PM
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that is a really good setup. expensive way of doing it but more effective then other ways.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:10 PM
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Yes figure 84 block @ 7.45 = 626.00 + 21 caps = 137.00 = 763.00 material + 1 day of labor. I have been using Cornerstone that has a locking lug on bottom side, on the pedistal we knock off the lug and some on the head walls giving zero batter = NO Cuts. I hate building steps time and expensive but i dont know a better way. BTW what do you think a concrete guy would of charged for these steps?
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:34 PM
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one question though on the bottom blocks the ones buried did you split the blocks then?
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